Fright Night 3D
Prefer you’re vampires sparkling in the sun? Well then look away now, as the Fright Night remake returns vampires to there heartless bloodthirsty selves.
Fright Night 3D is a remake of the original Fright Night, which came out in 1985. Fright Night has a huge fan base, so it’s not hard to see why they decided to remake it. It’s a dangerous move messing with a story that so many people care about, but luckily they pulled it off.
The plot differs from the original, it isn’t entirely different but there are a lot changes. In this version Charley has gained popularity and now ignores his old geeky friends, even when one of them, Ed Thompson who is played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse, warns him that his neighbour, Jerry, is a vampire. Having not seen the original it’s hard to give a good comparison, but in that version Charley is still friends with Ed and is as unpopular as ever. To my understanding, there are a lot of differences especially in the middle part of the film. This could put fans of the original off, but judging the movie on its own merits it’s a pretty amazing film.
The graphics are great and that includes the 3D. I’m not a fan of 3D, I think it adds nothing to the film and isn’t worth the price. Fright Night is the exception. The 3D was not simply used to add depth, which is a waste of time and money, things were coming out at you. It made people flinch and reached out to try touch things (yeah that actually happened I seen it), it got the audience involved. The vampire effects were great and sometimes even resembled the effects used on the original. It was really nice to see a vampire be a vampire and not some love sick, sparkly little girl.
Colin Farrell and Anton Yelchin both did a great job. The teenagers didn’t look like teenagers though, especially Yelchin who is actually only 22 he just always looks older to me. Farrell’s accent was flawless and he really was perfect for the role. Again, I didn’t see the original so I am judging by his performance in this movie rather than how he compared to Chris Sarandon, who played the character in the first Fright Night. There wasn’t one cast member that I didn’t like, they all did really well. One thing I will say is that his mother can really faint, she was out for way too long (you’ll see what I mean when you see it).
Fright Night 3D was one of the most fun films I’ve seen in a long time. I genuinely enjoyed myself from start to finish; it was the gem of Film Fest. I recommend seeing it whether or not you are a fan of the original. Give it a chance; don’t hate it simply because you like the first one. Seeing it has got me really excited about the first one and I will be getting in on DVD, as will a lot of people I expect.
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